Hello Partners and Friends!
Today we are going to talk about the word boldness. The Webster Dictionary gives the definition of boldness as not afraid of danger or difficult situation. The Greek word for boldness is parrhsia, which means to have a freedom in speaking, an unreservedness in speech, an all -out spokenness with an assured confidence.
As Champions 4 Christ, we are called to a place of boldness in Him. Most Christians have a desire to be a bolder Christian - one who is not afraid to declare God and His word in their lives. But, that desire is easier said than done when we are faced with the world around us speaking the opposite of what God is saying.
But, Champions, we have hope! We can be bold in every situation that comes our way because God has equipped us with this boldness. It is not in ourselves that we are bold; it’s in Him that boldness arises.
In Ephesians 3:11-12 (KJV), the word tells us: “According to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.” The Message Version of the same two scriptures says it like this: “All this is proceeding along lines planned all along by God and then executed in Christ Jesus. When we trust in him, we’re free to say whatever needs to be said, bold to go wherever we need to go.”
See, according to these two verses, all this has been accomplished for us by God in Christ Jesus. In other words, we don’t have to be bold in ourselves; our boldness is found in Christ Jesus. God gave us access to Himself through Christ Jesus, and He gave us boldness to go out and conquer every situation because of who we are in Christ Jesus. So, no longer can we use the words “I can’t”, because you can in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:12 tells us this: Your boldness and confidence comes through your faith in Jesus, faith in His word, faith in His promises, faith in His blood and in His name. This is good news, Champions! We don’t have to rely on ourselves to be bold! We rely on Christ for that boldness. So, as He was bold, we are bold. As He was confident, we are confident because of our faith in Him.
Father, I thank you for my wonderful partners and friends. Thank you that as they go forward this week, they are surrounded with your love and covered in your blood of protection. Thank you that they walk in a boldness and confidence like never before because of who they are in Christ Jesus. We praise you and give you all the glory! Amen.